Wars and Rumors of War

According to Matthew 24:6, "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."

Wars have always been an unfortunate part of human history, but in the End-Times, Jesus said they would get worse. In his Olivet Discourse he identified four phases of the future: "The Beginning of Birth Pains," "The Tribulation," "The Great Tribulation," and "After the Tribulation."

We are apparently living in the first phase, "The Beginning of Birth Pains." Jesus said there would be certain signs accompanying this period of time. One of them is "wars and rumors of war." During the past century we have had two world wars, the use of nuclear weapons, the cold war, terrorism, and cyberwarfare.

There will be other wars in the future, including the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4), the Beast's campaign to rule the world ( Revelation 13:5-8), the Battle of Armageddon( Revelation 19:11-21), and Satan's Last Stand ( Revelation 20:7-10) after the Thousand Year Reign of Christ.

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Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

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New Cold War
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North Korea declares itself a “nuclear state” after new ICBM test

Nov. 29, 2017 -
“Kim Jong Un declared with pride that now we have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force,” state media KCNA reported, after North Korea Tuesday successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
Source: Debka
The North Korean ICBM just fired could reach any point on US mainland - Debka
Trump Reacts to NK Missile Launch: 'We Will Take Care of That Situation' - NewsMax
North Korea might be able to knock out electric power to millions of Americans -- We need to be prepared - Fox
U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting after North Korea's latest ICBM launch - USA Today
North Korea: US urges all nations to cut ties - BBC
US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' in case of war - Jerusalem Post
Update 12/2/17: US battles for global push on N.Korea amid Russia, China doubts - Prophecy Central

Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

Trump Is Imposing New Sanctions on North Korea After Declaring It a Terror State

Nov. 21, 2017 -
The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.

Since China is involved in 90 percent of North Korea’s external trade, Secretary of State Tillerson is asking China to cut fuel supplies to them.

Source: Time

Don’t Ignore This Rising Military Superpower

Nov. 15, 2017 - A new treaty between European nations unites 23 of their 26 countries in an effort to work together on defense.
If Europe unites militarily, the world would have another superpower... A Europe protected by its own united military is a Europe that will be independent of the U.S.
Source: The Trumpet

“In the last days, perilous times will come.” - 1 Timothy 3:1

Nov. 12, 2017 - The world is in upheaval and the situation is made worse by the technological revolution.
Upheaval of nations is not new, but this time there are important distinctions. From a biblical perspective, the presence of the modern state of Israel changes the context... It is the mega-sign of the end times.
Source: Hal Lindsey

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